JULY 13, 2:48pm: The Warriors have officially re-signed McAdoo, the team announced today in a press release.
JULY 8, 2:00pm: It’ll be a minimum-salary deal for McAdoo, who will earn $980,431, tweets Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.
1:46pm: The Warriors are bringing back another one of their free agents, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, who reports (via Twitter) that James McAdoo is re-signing with the club on a one-year deal. McAdoo had been an unrestricted free agent after Golden State declined to extend him a qualifying offer.
McAdoo, 23, has spent the first two years of his NBA career with the Warriors, but the former UNC forward hasn’t seen much action so far. In 2015/16, he appeared in 41 regular-season games for Golden State, averaging 6.4 minutes in those contests.
While McAdoo has flashed some promise, it remains to be seen whether he’ll get the opportunity to take on a larger role in Golden State going forward. The team has lost several of its free agents – including Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Marreese Speights, Leandro Barbosa, and Brandon Rush – and traded Andrew Bogut. However, the Warriors have also added a few pieces, re-signing Ian Clark and landing Zaza Pachulia, David West, and – of course – Kevin Durant. in free agency. The club also drafted Damian Jones and Patrick McCaw.
Although they didn’t extend him a qualifying offer, the Warriors still have McAdoo’s Early Bird rights, so they could go over the cap and pay him more than a minimum salary. It’s not yet clear what McAdoo’s new deal will be worth.